Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Challenge #1 - ANYTHING GOES

Hello and welcome to the first challenge at The Male Room. We have a really easy one to kick off with and as long as it's male this week
Just remember to link your entries below in the linky, no back links please and please only link up your post and not your whole blog. It would also make things a lot easier for the DT if you could turn of your word verification - thank you.

Take a look at what the DT have made for you

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

1 Day to Go

We are only 1 day away now for our first challenge and here too is your final count down card. 
You have met most of the DT - some twice and  Louise will be here later in the week to introduce herself as she has been away on holiday.
So - here is my card and we will see you back here tomorrow with our first challenge

Jacqueline xx

Monday, 29 July 2013

Don't forget..... come back in two days time for the start of our brand new male only challenge blog.  If you're not a stamper that's fine, this card was made using a CD from Joanna Sheen. We are a multi craft challenge so don't worry if you're not a card maker, we'd love to see scrapbook pages and gifts.
    Our first challenge is 'Anything Goes' as long as it's male orientated so please join us on Wednesday.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

3 days to go - THE MALE ROOM Opens

Only THREE days to go, when the NEW blog  THE MALE ROOM  will be starting it's fortnightly challenge. The design team are so excited, especially after the wonderful response from our visitors during our 7 day introduction period. To remind you if your new today, The Male Room will be setting you challenges, the main theme running will of course be your project MUST be for a Male person. From a baby to a great -grandfather or if on a scrapbook even beyond. Yes, we aren't just for cards, we love to see all forms of paper crafted or mixed media  projects. For my display today I have decorated a gift bag with a matching card,  for a young male. Don't forget to pop back tomorrow to see which of our design team will be displaying another project for you. 
The Recipe for my card is;-
Paper lunch bag from any supermarket, mine is from Home Bargains
White and dark blue Card stock
Patterned papers from Grace Taylor Playtime Scrapbook Pad
Stamps - Toby - The Pirate from Crafty Sentiments
Happy Birthday - from Papermania
Skull and Crossed Swords and Doubloons from Tandastamps,
 who sadly are no longer trading. 
Ahoy! Matey - Computer produced from Word.
Tim Holtz DI Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire 
Blue/White Twine

Saturday, 27 July 2013

4 Days to Go!!!!!

Hi Crafters it's me, Bev, and my first go at being on a DT. I can't tell you how nervous I am, but I will do my best not to let down the wonderful Jacqueline, and the other Ladies on her team.

Launching on 31st July is "The Male Room", a challenge blog for masculine projects, covering males from the cradle to the grave, and each fortnight a new challenge will be launched, so please give it a go! There will be lots of inspiration from the DT to help you get started, and you can visit their blogs to see all their wonderful creations.

There are four days left to go now till it goes live, and the first theme is ANYTHING GOES!, and here's some inspiration from me.

For details of the supplies and techniques I've used, you can visit my blog here.

Now, I'll quickly tell you just a little about me. I'm a doting Aunt to Nathan, Sophie, and Henry, whom I adore and love to play games with (usually I'm a Super Hero?). My baby is a 6 year old Golden retriever named Monty, and I don't know what I'd do without him. I suffer with Rheumatoid Arthritis and have to have hospital treatment every 4 weeks. I don't make excuses for it, but it may help people understand why sometimes my stamping isn't always perfect? Don't forget crafting is supposed to be fun, and for me its also therapy!

I'm looking forward to showing you some of my work in the weeks to come, and to see what wonders you will be creating.

Happy crafting

Friday, 26 July 2013

5 Days and counting....

    Good Morning, it's only 5 days to go until we go live.
     I'm Rocky and I'm very pleased to be here. I've always been making something for as long as I can remember, thanks to my Mum's encouragement. I like to try most crafts but papercraft really has got me hooked, from cards to decorations and gifts with an occasional dip into altered art.
    This challenge is multi craft so please show us your creations, as long as they fit the theme for the challenge they could be gifts or memory pages from your scrapbook, we'd love to see them. Remember, the first challenge is 'Anything Goes' as long as it's male.
    Be prepared to see lots more transport, my family are very keen on tracks, wheels and wings!  
   To read the full low down on this card please pop over to my blog and say Hello.
    Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see what Bev has to show you.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

6 Days to Go

Hello - Jacqueline here and I'm the creator of this new challenge blog. I've been a crafter for most of my life and a blogger for the last 3. I love crafting but card making is my 'thing' and I have set up this challenge blog specifically to aid all of the other crafters out there who like me find making male greetings cards so difficult.
This isn't just for card makers though - we want to see scrap book pages, atcs, journal pages and 3D items - as long as they are male!
So we kick off on the 31st with an 'Anything Goes' challenge and to get you in the mood here is a male card I've made

A list of materials used on this card can be found on my personal blog HERE and please pop back tomorrow when Rushanne will be here to continue the countdown - see you soon xx

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

A Taste of Things To Come

We, the Design team of a NEW challenge Blog  - The Male Room - are so excited, it is only a week before we begin our new adventure, a challenge for MALE ONLY cards. Not a new idea, but we believe there are still lots of card makers who are still finding male cards more of a challenge than any other kind. Over the next seven days till our Grand Opening on Wednesday 31st. July, we the team will be showing you a card and giving a little introduction of ourselves. Our challenge will be for any male person in your life, no matter what age, from babies to great - grandfathers. We are going to be a fortnightly challenge, so lots of time to enter into the challenges, we are kicking off, with one which is a firm favourite ANYTHING GOES. Please enjoy the next seven days of our introduction, hopefully we'll be seeing you after next Wednesday.

Here is a recipe for my card
Background striped paper from LOTV Country Gent.
Astronomical stamp (part of) from Inkadinkado
Gentlemen from Tim Holtz
Tim Holtz DI Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. 
Fiskas oval punch for greeting.

Now a little about  me - real name Carole, aka Caz and Cazro
Wife, retired nurse, mother of 2 sons, five grandsons and one grand daughter, now you know why I love making cards for the males. Also two nephews, and 3 grand-nephews, one grand niece.
From early thirties an avid crafter, drifted into card making around ten years ago.  Stamping is my passion, I am a stampoholic, I love trying the many stamping techniques, I don't have a favourite colour, I love all colours. I don't have a favourite genre of cards, I love them all, Vintage, Steampunk, Shabby Chic, Arty,  Nature, I have even succumbed to cute as there are so many fabulous cute stamps now available. I am thrilled to be a member of this new blog and greatly look forward to the new adventure. 

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Big Build Up

Hi folks - only just over a week now 'till our first challenge, we hope hope you are as excited as we are and just to get you in the mood the newly appointed DT are going to showcase a male card every day now 'till the first challenge and write a bit about themselves.
Please do come back to see what we make and please do leave us a comment or two to let us know what you think!